Monday, September 24 was a HUGE day for Barnett Elementary. We had our first Family Night! We had such a great time. The BYU dunk team, and Cosmo came and put on a great show for our wonderful families. We also had Willie the Wolverine, UVU's mascot there as well to entertain. They were there for pictures and interacted with the kids. There was pizza and a show. Family night is special at Barnett. Our Barnett Leaders get to bring their families to a really fun time and be with each other. Thank you to everyone that came: the students, families, BYU dunk team, Cosmo and Willie.
Monday, September 17, Barnett leaders gathered together in unity as we celebrated Constitution Day as a school. Our hosts of the assembly were members of the Student Lighthouse. Barnett Elementary joined together in singing “You’re a Grand Ole’ Flag”. Three sixth grade students, one from each class, gave amazing speeches on what Constitution day meant to them. Barnett Leaders were inspired as they thought about the freedoms we have and how grateful we are to live in such an amazing country. The students then sang, “The National Anthem”.
Barnett Elementary loves Day of Caring! United Way sponsors a day when businesses from all over the state give service in many different ways. So on September 13, Day of Caring, Barnett was lucky to have volunteers from US Synthetic come to our school for the morning and boy did they work hard. These awesome volunteers painted our basketball courts and provided us with new basketball nets. They painted all our blacktop games and made a new numberline on the blacktop for students and classes to use for a fun math activity.
Barnett Leaders learned about their two new school Wigs for this year! Wig stands for Wildly Important Goal. At Barnett Elementary we have two Wildly Important Goals. The first goal is making a years worth of growth in our reading. The second goal is staying on track with our behavior. With the help of Mr. Cope and the WIG baseball team, Barnett Leaders were able to better understand how we make our goals and what we can do to reach them. It was a great assembly and we are excited to see all of the goals that will be met this year at Barnett Elementary.
Attention! On Wednesday, Barnett leaders were known as Barnett recruits. With teachers and students dressed up in camo, the scene was set for a great Bootcamp assembly. Sergeant Sheets led the Bootcamp assembly so our recruits could learn and master the rules. All of the teachers put on skits or played videos to help teach the recruits the rules of the school. This year, we are going to "Lead like Champions" and following the school rules will help! The recruits graduated from bootcamp, now all experts in following the rules.